Apple remembers the Mac Pro, promises a new one

More cores, but can it figure out the puzzle of its own existence?
05 April 2017 / 11:55BST

When the Mac Pro launched, fans of powerful computers and stylish waste paper bins alike rejoiced. Alas, it turned out that Apple’s punt on a cylindrical shape didn’t fit with the way graphics parts developed, which made the 2013 Pro something of a lame duck. Four years on, the Cupertino computer creator has finally boosted the specs, giving the £2999 model a six-core processor, the £3899 version eight cores, and bumping the graphics on both. But, maybe hold on to your money: Apple has also promised a new, revamped Pro in 2018.

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